The mission of the Women’s Metropolitan Golf Association is to foster women’s amateur golf and to encourage the participation of junior
while promoting integrity, respect for the game, and good fellowship through individual and team competition. girls,
Founded in 1899, the Women’s Metropolitan Golf Association is the second oldest women’s golf association in the United States. The Association has a membership of nearly 200 clubs and over 2,400 individual members. Member Clubs are among the oldest and most prestigious in the country, and individuals must have a maximum USGA Handicap Index of 25.0 to join. Member Clubs are within a 60-mile radius of New York City limits and all of Long Island, and are located in one of the following three districts of the Association:
- New Jersey (including Staten Island)
- Long Island
In order to fulfill its obligation as a Member Club, each club is required to offer its course every three years, if requested, for a WMGA tournament other than Team Matches. Special consideration extending the rotation term is offered to a club that hosts a multi-day tournament.
The Association conducts about 30 competitions each year, providing WMGA members with one of the largest and most varied playing schedules in the country. The schedule includes:
- One-day individual stroke play
- Multi-day individual stroke play
Team, partner, junior and senior events
- Family championships
- Inter-district, inter-city, international team competitions
Included in these special events is the WMGA/MGA Women’s Amateur Championship, open to member and non-member female golfers with a USGA Handicap Index maximum of 12.0 and the WMGA/Met PGA Open.
Our organization, supported largely by volunteers, conducts course rating for women golfers in the Metropolitan area. This complimentary service is provided for both member and public clubs. The WMGA relies upon a strong, forward-thinking Board of Directors, and its network of club representatives (known as Met Reps) and volunteers who give of their time, talent and energy to shepherd the growth of the Association. The WMGA remains dedicated to its objective of fostering good sportsmanship, good fellowship and friendly rivalry and to recognize and develop skilled amateur junior and women golfers through individual competition and team play.
Communicating with Our Members
Communications are an important device for the WMGA as the Board of Directors constantly strives to keep members aware of policy changes, tournament results, and industry news. On The Tee is our bi-weekly direct email to the membership and Tee Talk is our pre and
The WMGA is an active partner with the New Jersey State Golf Association, the Metropolitan Golf Association and the Metropolitan PGA. We partner with the MGA to conduct an annual
Junior Girls’ Programs
The WMGA is dedicated to junior golf. The association offers “Girls to the Tee”, a free clinic to junior girls in conjunction with PGA professionals. It is the hope that the clinic will foster friendships among the participants, identify juniors with